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“Eurasian Dream” Papera Traders Co. Ltd. and Others v Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd. and Another

7th Feb 2002

[2002] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 719

Charles Priday and Simon Kerr acted in this Leading case on liability for fire on board ships and on issues of unseaworthiness.

Carriage by sea – Unseaworthiness – Due diligence – Fire broke out on pure car carrier – Vessel’s cargo destroyed and vessel rendered a constructive total loss – Allegations of lack of due diligence and negligence and incompetence of crew – Whether claimants established vessel unseaworthy.